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HYR Exhibition Matches

HYR has an opportunity to play some exhibition games during the Heartland 7's Rugby Tournament on Saturday, July 11 in Lee's Summit.  This is a National Qualifier tournament with teams coming from all over the Midwest.  HYR will have some time in between games to play in front of all of these teams and their fans, which would be great for the kids.  Also, the kids and parents will be able to see some great 7's rugby games throughout the day.  

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This will be our biggest season yet.  We continue to grow each year, and this year we are excited to have Flag Rugby for Boys and Girls in 1st through 8th grades, along with Tackle Rugby for Boys in 5th through 8th grades.

The season starts March 22 and continues until May 17.

Schedules now Posted!!

WHEN: March 22nd thru May 17th.  All Practices & Games occur mostly on Sunday afternoons.  
WHERE: Blue Valley Recreation Complex – Field 26 – 137th & Antioch 
WHO: Boys & Girls grades 1st - 8th. No Experience Necessary.
COST: $70 - Flag Rugby - For Boys & Girls - 1st thru 8th Grades  $90 - BOYS ONLY Tackle - 5th thru 8th Grades

The goal of our Non-Contact Flag Rugby League is to introduce young players to the game of rugby, while incorporating its traditions of sportsmanship, and ultimately having fun. This co-ed league will consist school-grade divisions.  Each division plays a variation on the game with its own specific rules and procedures. 

Our Contact Rugby League for 5th through 8th Grade Boys, will introduce young players to the game of rugby, while incorporating the tackle aspect of the game.  Since tackling in rugby is much different than any other contact sport, there will be a big emphasis on coaching the proper technique of making, and taking tackles.  Our goal is that players learn the contact game of rugby, but most importantly are safe.  All Contact players will be required to play with a Scrum Cap and Mouthpiece.  In addition, all Contact rugby players will also play some Non-Contact games to help them get a full understanding of the game.  This Division will play a variation of the contact game with its own specific rules and procedures.

HYR joins the Sporting Club Network

Earlier this Fall, HYR joined the Sporting Club Network.  By joining the Sporting Club Network, HYR members will automatically become members of Sporting Club.  

Some of the highlights of this membership include:

  • Affiliation with a professional sports organization

  • Sporting Club patches and window clings for every player

  • Recognition at Sporting Park in the form of video displays, public address as well as an honorary plaque inside the stadium

  • Field access – Swope Training Facility & new fields complex

  • Stadium event space – discounted rates

  • Discounted game tickets & gear​

We look forward to working with the Sporting Club Network, and utilizing this great opportunity to expand HYR across the entire Kansas City area, and ultimately, get more kids involved in rugby! 

Our Mission

Heartland Youth Rugby was formed to promote the growth and development of youth, through the sport of rugby.  Our goal is to help them develop the positive life lessons of physical fitness, teamwork and leadership, while learning the game of rugby.  In addition, we want to increase the number of youth rugby players, and decrease the age of first-time participants.

Our plan is to continue to develop more youth rugby players through various camps and clinics, while providing these players both, non-contact and contact, youth rugby leagues in and around the Kansas City area.

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